Bright Ideas
May 2nd, 2011

Posted by Matt

Here’s a bright idea for you: watch our new video! you can find it here.

Truly I think this video outlines a problem I think we can all identify with. I’ll leave it to you to determine which problem that is, but I’m sure it identifiies one. This was a Kathleen-written video, which will likely come as a surprise to no one who watches it. I had nothing to do with the creation of this video though, so I’ve left it to Kathleen to fill in the blanks:

It is considerably ironic that I’m writing this note about Bright Ideas while Khaavren sits on my lap and purrs, considering I play a crazy cat lady in this video. However, you can tell I’m acting because I’m a crazy cat lady patent lawyer instead of a crazy cat lady sketch comedy person.

This video came about because I was trying to write a piece of marketing stuff for my job and I was really hitting a roadblock. Eventually my brain decided it would be more fun to think of incredibly inappropriate things instead of product features, so I came up with the idea for ‘poet-be-gone’. The rest of the video came out from there.

I really like Jer’s acting in this – rather than channel the standard high energy crazy person, I requested he keep it more muted. When I was writing this video, I imagined the inventor being played by Michael Palin in Vocational Guidance Councilor sketch. I think Jer knocked it out of the park.

Unskippable this week was Monster Hunter Tri. You can watch that here.

Finally, the Desert Bus for Hope 5 countdown clock has been started, and with it, you’ll find the details of the 2011 Desert Bus craft-along. Start your crafting engine by heading on over to and checking it out!



  1. Jer did a surprisingly good job with this one. Costume, personality and all were nigh flawless.

    Comment by Aristes — May 3, 2011 @ 12:34 am

  2. regarding LRR: The final “twist” was a little too easy to predict.

    regarding Unskippable’s “I’m trying to think of a useful job that cats WOULD be good at”: I’m pretty sure I know the topic of the next X Ways to Y: “Ways to usefully employ your cats around the household”: emergency duster, door stopper, interior decorator of all things clawable, Matt deterrent, massage therapist, cash cat, automatic reminder of meal times, substitute for the lion you always wanted, etc. The list is endless. Cat’s are totally useful! (ideas: CC-BY ^^)

    Also: Kitties everywhere! Last cH, last LRR, last Unskippable…

    Comment by Rosenfeldt — May 3, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

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